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How to validate the installer integrity by SHA512 instead of MD5 checksum

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Summary

MD5 checksum is more common for software verification.
However some might ask for the SHA512 checksum or SHA256 checksum of the Zerto installer

Steps

Use the windows cert utility to generate SHA512 checksum.

For example:
SHA512 that we normally recommend to use as it is more accurate and harder to manipulate

See the below how to get it:

C:\>certutil -hashfile "Zerto Virtual Replication VMware Installer.exe" SHA512
SHA512 hash of Zerto Virtual Replication VMware Installer.exe:
f5bb3194cb19b8b32c449a4abd0f687b3a4e4f5ae15e9d9e7e9810db3b9f6c70f421ec9d6b9f52a67822f4e04906b3132f2afd5171335e8c9d9eb0d9ecb3bf36
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

C:\>certutil -hashfile "Zerto Virtual Replication VMware Installer_6.5.41.15.zip" SHA512
SHA512 hash of Zerto Virtual Replication VMware Installer_6.5.41.15.zip:
d59070351d176231877d9334a8c64a25f4ab25476c56b0cea8bfbf181d01618032834e41b12666a6f6a780737cd8bb4df24532d2eb05c0ffde5b219be7d509c9
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

And it is the same checksome as presented in our site for the available downloaded zip: https://www.zerto.com/myzerto/support/downloads/
d59070351d176231877d9334a8c64a25f4ab25476c56b0cea8b
fbf181d01618032834e41b12666a6f6a780737cd8bb4df24532d2eb05c0ffde5b219be7d509c9